No handshake exemption for Muslim pupils, Swiss canton rules

GENEVA (AFP) – Religious belief is no excuse for refusing to shake a teacher’s hand, Swiss regional authorities ruled Wednesday (May 25), reversing one school’s controversial decision to grant exemptions for Muslim students wary of touching the opposite sex.

Parents or guardians of students who refuse to shake a teacher’s hand in the northern Swiss canton of Basel-Country could now face fines of up to 5,000 Swiss francs (S$6,955), regional education authorities ruled.

“A teacher has the right to demand a handshake,” they said in a statement.

  • Gary

    Will all know that this is part of the Master-Race wanting to bully around the infidels and I can assure you that a female teacher said she would refuse to shake the hand of a male Muslim student because the Misogyny we would hear demands by muslims to fire her and start a hand-shake policy for every student.

    Think I’m joking? If a workplace , Campus or Airport had a policy to segregate Muslims to their own prayer room they would still bitch and demand to have a multi-faith prayer space.
    These are very predicable people like a spoiled brat that never is happy and will take to opposite of any issue plus make endless demands. I learned how to make my girlfriends son do what we wanted by this exact method right from where he sits in the car to what he eats.
    It was a game to take the opposite side of what I really wanted while knowing he would whine and stomp he feet demanding what I really wanted. But sadly his Mother was much like him and it got to be very taxing dating an adult with a child inside.

    1400 years in inbreeding has created far too many violent and low IQ people that are stuck in the childhood stage to break things and scream until their demands are met. When they get angry that a brother has a toy that they don’t have they argue until they get one too and don’t want to share it… but the Adult will just take the toy away as a lesson to share it .

  • eMan14

    Handshake… yes. Pull my finger. That oughta be a choice.

  • lolwut?

    We should never shake hands with Muslims anyways.

  • Maggat

    The article in the NP…interesting placement of the Queens thumb.